Main distiller, blender and bottler Douglas Laing & Co immediately unveils two new seasonal bottlings inside their Islay and Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky manufacturers: Huge Peat Christmas Version and Scallywag Winter Version. These unique releases spherical off what has been a profitable 12 months for the 2 main manufacturers in Douglas Laing’s Exceptional Regional Malts vary, each of which have been awarded gold at The Spirits Enterprise Scotch Whisky Masters 2022.
In keeping with Douglas Laing’s ethos, these particular bottlings are proudly supplied with out colouring or chill-filtration and are each bottled at a Pure Cask Energy, with Huge Peat Christmas at 54.2% and Scallywag Winter at 54% alcohol.
A wedding of Single Cask Single Malts completely from Islay, Huge Peat’s restricted version is alleged to be “bursting with burnt caramel, wafts of Hebridean sea air and wealthy earthy notes, balanced by a toasted marshmallow sweetness”. Huge Peat Christmas Version is packaged in an opulent reward tube with gloss-varnished particulars and carries a bespoke illustration depicting the long-lasting bearded fisherman along with his head caught in a Christmas wreath. The candy-striped purple and white bottle capsule that has turn out to be synonymous with the festive launch completes the premium gifting providing.
Strictly restricted to five,400 bottles, Scallywag’s 100% Sherry Cask Matured bottling is the third annual Winter expression. Introduced with a mini, inexperienced and purple striped woolen scarf around the bottle neck for seasonal attraction. This restricted launch has been matured completely in a mixture of Speyside Oloroso and Pedro Ximinéz Sherry butts. Every Single Cask Single Malt was hand-selected by the Douglas Laing household for its “wealthy and full-bodied flavours that complement the season”, leading to a spirit that’s described as “spectacularly spicy with hints of cinnamon and ginger, alongside candy, indulgent darkish chocolate”.
Commenting on the seasonal expressions, Model Supervisor, Rebecca Fennell stated:
“We’re delighted to unveil this 12 months’s festive releases for 2 of our largest manufacturers, Huge Peat and Scallywag. As an organization, we’re extremely proud to see these editions turn out to be extremely anticipated inside the Whisky world they usually have turn out to be one thing we look ahead to yearly. Each supplied at a Pure Cask Energy and bursting with flavour, these drams are the last word heaters for the inevitable darkish and crisp winter nights forward.” Huge Peat Christmas and Scallywag Winter Editions shall be out there from September 2022. These restricted editions may be bought from good specialist retailers in key markets globally, together with Europe, America and Asia. Each expressions are anticipated to retail at £57.50 / €68.50.